Bloodgood Japanese Maple
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Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'


One of the most popular Japanese maples used often in landscapes today has an unfortunately weird name. Have you ever wondered why it’s called “bloodgood”? Can it be used in transfusions? Does it have blood that is good? Probably not. Is it the color of good blood? Well, yes sort of. Turns out, this Japanese maple is believed to be an old variety from the Netherlands that was sold to Bloodgood Nurseries in New York in the late 19th century. The Bloodgood Maple is always a great choice for a sturdy, striking accent tree in a home or commercial landscape. It even does well in a container, and is one of the hardiest Japanese maples. Its burgundy-red foliage turns bright scarlet as temperatures drop. Use this upright maple as a front yard centerpiece or in a bed surrounded by evergreen shrubs and grasses. Reaches 10-25 feet tall and wide mature depending on conditions.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 20'
Mature Width: 15'
Flower Season: Does not flower
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-30 to -20
-34.4 to -28.9
-20 to -10
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7